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Proverbs 3:35 (Mini Sermon)

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35. Pro 3:35 - "The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools."
A. The wise shall inherit glory:
i. Glory n. - 1. subjectively. a. The disposition to claim honour for oneself; boastful spirit. Obs. exc. in the combination vainglory. 2. objectively. a. Exalted (and, in mod. use, merited) praise, honour, or admiration accorded by common consent to a person or thing; honourable fame, renown.
ii. When wisdom is exalted she will promote a man (Pro 4:8) and give his head a crown of glory (Pro 4:9).
iii. Those who humble themselves will be exalted (have glory) (Luk 14:11).
iv. Godly wise men also have the evidence in their lives that they have eternal glory awaiting them as well (Rom 8:18).
B. but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
i. Men work to earn promotions.
ii. Promotion n. - 1. a. Advancement in position; preferment.
iii. God gives out promotion (Psa 75:6-7).
a. God sets up the wise and diligent (Pro 22:29).
b. Mean adj. - II. Inferior in rank or quality. 2. a. Of persons, their rank or station: Undistinguished in position; of low degree; often opposed to noble or gentle.
c. God puts down and brings low fools (1Sa 2:7).
iv. Fools will be promoted to shame.
v. Shame n. - I. 1. a. The painful emotion arising from the consciousness of something dishonouring, ridiculous, or indecorous in one's own conduct or circumstances (or in those of others whose honour or disgrace one regards as one's own), or of being in a situation which offends one's sense of modesty or decency.
vi. Fools earn a shameful promotion because they:
a. are lazy (Pro 10:5)
b. are proud (Pro 11:2)
c. are wrathful (Pro 12:16)
d. are wicked and loathsome (Pro 13:5)
e. refuse instruction and reproof (Pro 13:18)
f. answer a matter before they hear it (Pro 18:13)
g. don't honor their parents (Pro 19:26)
h. are hasty to strive (Pro 25:8)